Integrated health services networks

PAHO considers Integrated health services networks as one of the principal operational expressions of Primary Health Care-based health systems at the health services level, helping to make several of its most essential elements a reality such as universal coverage and access, first contact,comprehensive, integrated and continuing care, appropriate care, optimal organization and management, family and community orientation, and intersectoral action, among others.

Integrated Health Service Delivery Networks: Concepts, Policy Options and a Road Map for Implementation in the Americas. (PAHO, 2010)